All those lovely things have a way of unleashing misfortune
Many years ago I had the chance to visit family over in Ireland. Somehow after one of my many trips down to the local pub for a creamy pint of Guinness, I allowed my Aunt to convince me to go with her to a local antique shop. I’m not sure how but there must be something in Irish stout that makes me very aggregable, because I pulled myself away from the barstool long enough to find myself digging through musty old piles of other peoples memories. apparently antique stores the world over are pretty much the same. They are all filled with old glasses, books, maps and a bunch of hats and scarves no one is willing to wear anymore.
Well after browsing for a while I found something I did actually want to buy (a sterling silver ring). I thought it would make a great souvenir, so just as I was about to slide it on to my finger my Aunt yells at me “stop, don’t put that on” Why I asked a little annoyed “you could get a spiritual attachment from some one else’s jewelry.” Ok I thought that’s crazy talk. Who has ever heard of something like that happening? Well I didn’t get the ring and it wasn’t because of “superstation” either, I just really just wanted to get back to the pub for another frothy round. Anyway I forgot all about that incident until I happened to stumble upon the Horrifying History podcast.
There are a lot of podcasts out there, but Horrifying History has got to be one of my favorites. I mean how can you not like a show that’s eclectic enough to cover everything from time travel all the way to tales of being buried alive? And do it well. That’s why I got so much respect for Brenda the host she is definitely doing her homework. Each episode is extremely well researched and entertaining and she also happens to be kind of an expert on cursed objects.
here are two fantastic episodes all about cursed objects (Special thanks to our friends at Horrifying History for allowing us to post them here)
The first one is all about cursed jewelry. My Aunt would love it!
Now listen to Horrifying History Episode 20 – Cursed Paintings
Who knows what’s lurking in your local antique shop!
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went in to the daughters of humans, who bore children to them. These were the heroes that were of old, warriors of renown.— Genesis 6:1–4, New Revised Standard Version
There are accounts of giants from all over the world. Legends of these beings show up in just about any culture that ever left it’s mark or recorded its history. And everyone knows the story of Jack and the Beanstalk with the lumbering giant’s sing song taunt of Jack.
I smell the blood of an Englishman,
Be he alive, or be he dead
I’ll grind his bones to make my bread.
Giants have long played the villain in many of the nursery rhymes and bedtime stories we tell to our children. And when you think about that it’s a pretty weird thing to do right? I mean what a strange thing to tell the kids before sending them off to bed. Sweet dreams kid. But sometimes these old fairytales are enough to whip up a nightmare or two so we end up reminding them that it’s all just pretend and explain that there is no such thing as a giant. Never were never will be. Right?
But what if they weren’t always make believe? What if there was a time when these mighty men of renown actually roamed the earth and maybe ruled it? They have been called by a lot of names the Annunaki, the Nephilim or simply giants.
There is an old Choctaw legend that says once a very long time ago, the ancestors of the Indians emerged from an artificial underground world which the Choctaw considers to be the homeland of their ancestors. This is an interesting account because the Apache and other Pueblo Indians, such as the Zunis and Hopi, also have legends about their ancestors emerging from an underground world.
At some point after the Indians emerged on the surface they settled into an area near present day Mississippi. It was there that the Indians were invaded by a terrifying race of Giants. The giants are described as having red or blond hair, and are said to have white skin. The giants were so totally foreign and un-Indian like that the Choctaws couldn’t believe their eyes . These Giants were Huge men wielding giant clubs and stone tools. The Indians didn’t think that they stood a chance and so the retuned back into the earth to hide.
The Indians returned back to their undergound world through a portal in a earthen mound called Nanih Waiya. There the Indians hid out for several generations until the giants were no more.
It’s kind of interesting that the Choctaw claim that Nanih Waiya mound was filled with natural opening that the Indians could enter or exit through. The Choctaw claim that they have long ago sealed most of them up. The picture below shows a hole in the Nanih Waiya Mound.
My brother Dan and I have always been driven by a sense of curiosity about the world around us. From exploring historical sites to arguing about the meaning and origins behind the native American mounds and earthworks in our area. I guess were just curious. I know we will never get it all figured out anyway, no one will.
There is whole lot out there we will never find answers for but it’s still worth a look. People like us are fascinated by mysteries, conspiracy’s the paranormal and the unexplained. But who isn’t? This is an understandable fascination if not a unique one, most of humanity is with us on this road. It’s called the “big picture “.
So far The best way we found to chew these mysteries over is through the ancient art of storytelling. You can find a lot of truth in stories, even in far flung tales or dusty old legends.
Millions of people from all over the world have reported seeing UFO’s and they all have a story to tell about that encounter. We don’t have to believe all of them, hell we probably shouldn’t believe most of them. But you know what? something is happening and it’s worth talking about. The truth is out there somewhere…. The same thing is true with paranormal sightings and ghost stories,these kind of tales that date back Millenniaum almost to the first campfire. We are still in to them they still do something for us.
Thats what this pod cast is really about …..stories.
The stories we tell ourselves and each other. From fireside folktales to whispered conspiracy theories we want to hear yours and share ours.